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In this AEI Public Opinion Study, we bring together existing questions from many pollsters about the subjects described in the title above to get a sense of how anxious or economically insecure Americans feel.
This AEI Public Opinion Study looks closely at public attitudes about a variety of conspiracy theories. This collection includes subjects such as whether aliens landed at Roswell, whether 9/11 was the work of the US government, whether Princess Diana’s death was an accident, and whether Elvis and Osama bin Laden are still alive.
Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, this issue of Political Report examines public views on a number of events that elicit conspiracy theories, including the belief that more than one person was involved in the assassination of JFK.
How strong is the Tea Party today? One way to begin to answer the question is to examine how views of the Tea Party have changed since 2010 when the pollsters began to track opinions about it. AEI’s public opinion team does just that in this compilation, reviewing trends from 10 major pollsters on Tea Party activism, support, and favorability.
What to make of all the polls on the government shutdown? You know, the ones that say that, to varying degrees, congressional Republicans are being blamed more than Democrats and Barack Obama.
This new research paper presents the latest polling data on the government shutdown and the debt ceiling. The collection also includes historical data on attitudes toward the 1995 government shutdown and the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations. This document will be updated regularly as new surveys are released.
It is hardly news that almost everyone is dissatisfied with Washington these days. But just how bad are the numbers? The editors of AEI’s Political Report look at the polls and find some deeply troubling trends.
Few pieces of contemporary legislation have received as much scrutiny and attention as the Affordable Care Act. Few have been as divisive. This document makes it possible to see eight major pollster’s trends on the bill and the law. For each pollster, opinions on the law have fluctuated in a narrow range, but they have been more negative than positive recently.
The September issue of AEI’s Political Report examines public views of the financial crisis on the fifth anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers.
The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (SFRC) is a group of publicly recognized independent experts on the financial services industry — including experts in banking, insurance, and securities — who meet regularly to study and critique regulatory policies affecting this sector of the economy.
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At a Capitol Hill luncheon event, Westchester County Executive, Robert Astorino, will present his first-hand experience with HUD's demands to sue localities over common zoning regulations in an effort to dismantle local zoning as it is known today.
AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.